Fame and money can do extraordinary things to people. Some use their position for good while many others go in the opposite direction. If you want proof, look no further than the NFL. We love our professional athletes, especially those that play football, but it’s no mystery that several of those athletes have a tendency to get in trouble. Each week, it seems there’s a new headline featuring a football player on the wrong side of the law. Drug charges, domestic abuse, animal abuse – you name it, they do it.
But just how rampant is this problem? What crimes are most common? Are certain teams worse than others? Using data sourced from the USA Today NFL Arrest Database, I answer these questions in Tableau. Explore the results in the viz below: